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Anime Is there any mod that makes Quake 2 not suck?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by catfood, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Ash Arcane

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    I agree Unreal's combat is not up to scratch, and its level design does have mediocre moments especially early on, but later things get epic from time to time on a scale that Quake probably doesn't ever achieve. I have a boner for Chizra Water Temple, the Sunspire, Nali Castle, Nali Sanctuary Town among others.
     
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  2. Maggot Erudite Patron

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    For the sake of furthering the discussion here is a list of some (but not all as it's missing slope jumping) tricks you can use in Q2.
    https://kb.speeddemosarchive.com/Quake_II
    Some example jumps on the most popular map.

    An example of jumps being used during an actual match.

    Whether or not you care about these physics is a moot point when just about anyone playing Quake 1-Live will know the tricks of their respective game and use it to their advantage. This is not up for debate.
    Also interesting little article:
    https://people.freebsd.org/~danfe/Quake%20II%20Physics.pdf
     
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  3. Viata Arcane

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    I miss playing Quake online. I sucked, but I still loved that.
     
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  4. Master Learned

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    Slope jumping? I noticed lots of those sloped walls everywhere.
     
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  5. Unreal Learned

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    Allowing and having such things in general isn't a problem, but the individual tricks are not of great importance in themselves. They never were a intentional feature of the design, and simply not having those particular behaviours is not valid grounds to dismiss a game. The overall quality matters more than a peripheral detail like that. Quake 3's movement felt better anyway, but I guess it's shit because lol no dubble jamp. :roll:
     
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  6. Venser Savant

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    To me killing enemies in Q2 feels super satisfying, especially with shotgun and I love sounds in the game. I prefer to play it on lower res so everything looks grainy, just like it looked when I played it back in the day. High res doesn't do the Q2 atmosphere any good. I used to love single player as a kid but now it's just damn too easy and I can't play through it in any other way than speedrunning. Multiplayer is still good although I prefer the other Quake games. If anyone wants to try it, here's everything you need to play multiplayer: http://q2s.tastyspleen.net/
    Don't even need to own the game; demo, patch and upgraded client is all you need for full multiplayer experience
     
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  7. Morgoth Arcane

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    This already looks better than nuDOOM and all the other modern shooters.

    Man I'd kill if the Dark Engine games (Thief) would be able to get such a raytracing treatment.
     
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  9. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    Quake 2 is shit ! soundtrack is 80% of the game,play DOOM or Quake 1 instead.
     
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  10. catfood AGAIN

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    Yep, that was my conclusion as well.
     
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